Head of Simulation and Flight Sciences - CFD (M/F)

  • Company : JAM Recruitment
  • Localisation : Bedfordshire, Bedford - UK - East Midlands
  • Position : Head of Simulation and Flight Sciences - CFD
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2017-09-21
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Job Description


Innovative Aerospace organisation based in Bedfordshire are looking to recruit a Head of Simulation and Flight Sciences to join them on a permanent basis.

This is a truly unique opportunity to make your mark within a leading technology business focused on Aircraft Design.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
1). Co-ordinating all the company\'s product technical simulation, modelling, aerodynamics (hand calculation, CFD, wind tunnel etc.), loads development, and collection / processing of ground and flight test data
2). Managing the Simulation and Flight Sciences Department team
3). Playing an active and central part in the developmental, ground based and free flight testing of the company\'s products

You\'ll be responsible for:
*Managing and coordinating the Simulation and Flight Sciences Department.
*Conceptual level aerodynamic calculation, CFD modelling and matching to flight/heritage data.
*Co-ordination of wind tunnel test programs, analysis/interpretation of results and reporting.
*Development of manoeuvre, dynamic and vehicle response loads.
*Management, creation and documentary control of vehicle level models and simulation (including supporting the flight crew training device / flight simulator)
*Supporting the Technical Director and Chief Designer in presenting such data (per above) at customer / supplier meetings.
*Providing concept level design support to the Technical Director and Chief Designer to establish project direction / initial sizing.

You\'#ll have:
*A minimum of MSc, PhD Aero Eng and/or substantial time served in a similar role.
*At least 10 years of experience in simulation and aerodynamic design within an aviation / performance automotive engineering business or technical office environment.
*Significant experience in aerodynamics, preferably having practical experience in flight test and wind tunnel vehicle development / test.
*Experience in providing and evaluating loads and performance data for civil certification / flight test approval / release.
*Experience in simulation and modelling of complex multi-discipline systems including trade study and performance interaction and analysis.
*Experience of managing a science-based department including reporting to and working with programme management professionals.
*Extensive knowledge of aerodynamics (Classic, CFD and wind tunnel), flight dynamics and loadings, simulation and modelling tools/environments.

In return, you will be offered an extremely competitive salary and bonus package and a truly unique opportunity to make your mark with a clearly defined career path in a forward thinking and innovative organisation.

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CFD, Aerodynamics
  • Start date : asap
  • Term :
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : bonus
  • References : BBBH66890_1505985966
  • Activity area : Aerospace Engineering
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